On the bench today is a Behringer DEQ2496 repair.
This is the third generation of 'Ultra-Curve' from the well-known German manufacturer. The DEQ8020 and DEQ8024 were both 2U units but in 2005, Behringer released the super high-specification 1U DEQ2496.
These extremely high-quality and versatile processors do a lot more than graphic equalisation. Amongst the machine's function is a real time spectrum analyser. You can purchase a Behringer ECM8000 calibration microphone and quickly and easily set up the graphic to 'compensate' for room acoustics, for example.
There's also a mired of other functions such as parametric eq, dynamic eq, dynamic processing and time delay, to name but a few.
With digital inputs and outputs (S/P DIF on TOSLINK and AES / EBU), the analogue side of the DEQ2496 is balanced and boasts a fantastic dynamic range with its 24-bit / 96 kHz conversion.
Finding popularity amongst hi-fi enthusiasts and audiofiles, the latest and current Ultra-Curve is of course also very popular with PA hire companies, recording studios and even in musicians' instrument rigs.
So, unreliable power supply, then? No, definitely not! The date code on the one that's on the bench today is July 2006. That makes in almost fourteen years old and quite honestly, it's done bloody well, in my humble opinion.
The repair to the power supply takes just over an hour. The parts cost about twenty quid and in no time, the machine's going to last another fourteen years, at least. 🙂
So, if you're in need of a Behringer DEQ2496 repair, don't hesitate to give me a call.
Check out the Behringer DEQ2496 Ultra-Curve here.